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Strikes and lockouts

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 129 Collections and/or Records:

UAW Chrysler Department Records

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Identifier: LR000106
Abstract The UAW Chrysler Department was formed in the year following the tumultuous sit-down strikes of 1937. Responsible of the department included planning, developing, negotiating, and administering collective bargaining agreements for Chrysler workers in the United States and Canada. The records of the department reflect its administration and activities and largely include the files of Arthur Hughes, an administrative assistant and assistant director in the department from 1940-1978.

UAW Ford Department Records

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Identifier: LR000105
Abstract The UAW signed its first contract with Ford Motor Company in 1941 after years of confrontation between labor and management. They achieved many gains for Ford employees, including a pension plan, health care benefits, workplace health and safety protection, skilled trades recognition, a shortened work week, more paid days off, supplemental unemployment benefits, and a guaranteed annual income credit. Their records document department affairs under the leadership of Richard Leonard and Ken...

UAW General Motors Department Records

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Identifier: LR000113
Abstract The UAW GM Department was established in 1938 to handle contract and strike negotiations, grievances, pension and retirement programs, membership and union shop drives and local demands of GM workers. Their records document these activities and include material on the Fisher Body Division and UAW Local 659 in particular.

UAW Local 1112 Records

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Identifier: LR000877
Abstract Subjects include: Lordstown GM plant; automation and speed-up; 1972 strike; QWL; “blue-collar blues”

UAW Local 1198 Records

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Identifier: LR000872
Abstract Subjects include: American Metal Products Co. (Union City, Tenn.); runaway shops; plant closing; 1961 strike

UAW Local 1444 Records

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Identifier: LR000501
Abstract UAW Local 1444 represented the workers at the Anaconda Wire and Cable Co. in Anderson, Indiana. Anaconda was a supplier of insulated electrical wire products to the auto industry. Originally chartered in 1937 as Federal Labor Union Local 18704, the local re-organized in 1966 as UAW Local 1444 and was defunct in 1977.

UAW Local 1565 Records

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Identifier: LR001089
Abstract Subjects include: Chase Brass and Copper Co., Waterbury, Connecticut; metalworkers; IUMMSW Local 565; Progressive Metalworkers’ Council, IUMSWA; plant closings in the brass industry; 1946, 1956, 1975-76 strikes

UAW Local 200 Records

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Identifier: LR000179
Abstract United Auto Workers Local 200 was formed to service employees at the Ford Motor Co. Windsor, Ontario. The records of the local document a 1951 strike, U.S. immigration problems, and UE relations with the Canadian Congress of Labour in 1950, among routine records of operations and activities.

UAW Local 212 Records

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Identifier: LR000076
Abstract UAW Local 212 represented workers of the Briggs Corporation, an automobile supplier eventually purchased by Chrysler Corporation. There were numerous company and union conflicts as well as factional union conflicts which mirrored the struggles within the UAW at large. Their records document shopfloor conditions, organizing, elections, and contract negotiations in the various plants serviced by the local.

UAW Local 216 Records

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Identifier: LR000136
Abstract UAW Local 216 was organized to serve as the bargaining agent at General Motors, Buick-Oldsmobile-Pontiac, South Gate, and California Plants. Materials in their records document their activities from the earliest days of the local, including the nationwide GM strike in the winter of 1945-1946 and Region 6.

UAW Local 292 Records

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Identifier: LR001158
Abstract Subjects include: UAW Local 292 20 Automobile workers in Kokomo, Ind.; collective bargaining and strikes; General Motors Delco Radio Division; Accurate Parts Inc.; political activity; labor education; UAW Locals 303, 438, 662, 974

UAW Local 36 Records

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Identifier: LR001653
Abstract Subjects include: Ford Wixom plant; UAW Locals 400, 600, 900; Sam Fishman; industrial safety; African-American autoworkers; strikes

UAW Local 53 Records

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Identifier: LR000243
Abstract United Automobile, Aircraft, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (AFL-CIO) Local 53 represented the workers at Automatic Division of Yale and Towne Industries. The records reflect the local's militant stance towards company-worker relations, demonstrating an evolution of grievance procedures and contract negotiations.

UAW Local 57 Records

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Identifier: LR000362
Abstract United Auto Workers Local 57 began as an American Federation of Labor local and servicing the Fort Wayne Works of International Harvester Company in Fort Wayne, IN. The local received recognition as sole bargaining agent for employees in 1940 after a long struggle with management, the company union, and an independent union. Their records reflect these activities as well as the general operations of the local.

UAW Local 595 Records

 Collection — Small Processed Collections: U-V Box 14, Folder: 6
Identifier: LR000219
Abstract Local 595 is located in Linden, New Jersey and services General Motors, BOP Assembly Division. Their records cover local strike issues and time studies.

UAW Local 600 Records

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Identifier: LR000176
Abstract UAW Local 600 was chartered August 9, 1938, but did not gain much worker support until the Rouge plant-wide strike of April 1, 1941. The first UAW contract with Ford Motor Company was signed June 20, and ratified by the Local July 22, 1941. With 50,000 to 80,000 members in various periods, many from the massive River Rouge Complex, Local 600 has been both the largest and the most controversial local in the UAW. Local 600 is also known for its progressive streak, having hosted civil rights icons...

UAW Local 650 Records

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Identifier: LR000177
Abstract United Auto Workers Local 650 grew out of Local 182 in Lansing, MI representing Reo Motors employees. The local survived a company bankruptcy and reorganization in the late 1930s and early 1940s and numerous company-union conflicts in the post WWII period. The records of the local reflect its operations and activities upon behalf of its members.

UAW Local 662 Records

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Identifier: LR000095
Abstract United Auto Workers Local 662 was organized to service the General Motors plant, Delco-Remy Division in Anderson, IN, absorbing the former UAW Local 146. Records reflect activities, including a women's auxilliary, that occurred mainly following the local's 1939 charter.

UAW Local 664 Records

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Identifier: LR000235
Abstract Established in 1939 when the International Executive Board revoked the charter of pro-Martin Local 118, United Auto Workers Local 664 serviced members at Fisher Body, Chevrolet, and Prophet Company in North Tarrytown, NY. The records reflect the Martin controversy, strikes, conferences, and other activities of the local.

UAW Local 687 Records

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Identifier: LR001585
Abstract Subjects include: Owen Bieber’s local; McInerny Spring & Wire Co. (Grand Rapids, Michigan); SUB; strikes; Kent County Labor Association

UAW Local 7 Records

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Identifier: LR000187
Abstract Subjects include: Chrysler Jefferson Avenue assembly plant (Detroit); absenteeism; civil rights; 1950 Chrysler strike; factionalism; fair employment practices; skilled trades; Taft-Hartley Act.

UAW Local 833 Records

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Identifier: LR000377
Abstract United Auto Workers Local 833 has had divisive history between workers at the Kohler Co. in Kohler, WI and their employers. First organized in 1933 by the American Federation of Labor, workers were soon embroiled in a jurisdictional dispute with a company-formed union, the Kohler Workers' Association (KWA). Following a strike, the KWA won the bid from the NLRB to represent workers, but leadership soon became dissatisfied and voted in 1952 to join the UAW.

UAW Local 887 Records

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Identifier: LR000138
Abstract Local 887 of the United Auto Workers was borne out of labor struggles between its predecessor union, UAW-CIO Local 683, and North American Aviation in Los Angeles, CA shortly before American involvement in WWII. Because of the company's production of military aircraft, the federal government has historically been closely involved with labor disputes affecting Local 887's members. The records of UAW Local 887 reflect the union's long struggle with management over such issues as wages and union...

UAW Local 9 Records

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Identifier: LR000274
Abstract United Auto Workers Local 9 was chartered as an American Federation of Labor local in 1933, servicing workers at the Bendix Products Corporation in South Bend, Indiana. After a disagreement with the AFL, the local joined the UAW in 1935, participating in the auto industry's first sit-down strike the following year.

UAW Oral Histories

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Identifier: LOH002229
Abstract In the fall of 1959, the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations, a joint body of the University of Michigan and Wayne State University, formally began an oral history project on the "Development of Unionism in the Automobile Industry." The project's aims were to provide additional historical sources for scholars working on the history of auto unionism, to capture the recollections of those who played a key role in this story, and to discover additional archival materials on labor...